overweight

05/22/2014 - 10:36

The risk of experiencing an oxygen deficit at birth (birth asphyxia) increases for babies born to women who are overweight or obese, according to a study by Swedish and US researchers published in the journal PLOS Medicine. “These findings are important given the high prevalence of overweight and obesity worldwide, and suggest that preventing women of reproductive age from becoming overweight or obese is important to the health of their children”, says Dr. Martina Persson at Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Medicine, Solna, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, who led the study.

 

02/26/2014 - 16:00

Babies born by caesarean section are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults, according to a new analysis. The odds of being overweight or obese are 26 per cent higher for adults born by caesarean section than those born by vaginal delivery, the study found.

 

02/12/2014 - 14:09

A provocative new study from a group of European researchers challenges the widely held notion that diagnosis of type II diabetes is generally accompanied by a prior substantial weight gain. The results of the study suggest that in fact being moderately overweight over a substantial time period could be a more prevalent risk factor than sudden dramatic weight gain.

 

06/26/2013 - 08:49

An international research team led by Swedish scientists has used a new method to investigate obesity and overweight as a cause of cardiovascular disease. Strong association have been found previously, but it has not been clear whether it was overweight as such that was the cause, or if the overweight was just a marker of another underlying cause, as clinical trials with long-term follow-ups are difficult to implement.

 

01/24/2013 - 11:08

When people see pictures of bodies, a whole range of brain regions are active. This network is altered in women with anorexia nervosa. In a functional magnetic resonance imaging study, two regions that are important for the processing of body images were functionally more weakly connected in anorexic women than in healthy women. The stronger this “connection error” was, the more overweight the respondents considered themselves.

04/28/2012 - 21:42

A study to be published in the June 2012 issue of Journal of Adolescent Health looking at the relationships between body satisfaction and healthy psychological functioning in overweight adolescents has found that young women who are happy with the size and shape of their bodies report higher levels of self-esteem.  They may also be protected against the negative behavioral and psychological factors sometimes associated with being overweight.